Coleman 2011 Homonyms Week 5
What is a homonym? • Words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently OR • Words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently
There’s a HOLE in my jacket! Now the WHOLE thing is ruined. • A HOLE is a cavity or hollow place * Don’t fall in that deep hole. • WHOLE means entire or complete *I will eat the whole pizza by myself. MEMORY TIP: WHOLE has one more letter than HOLE; so remember to use the one with the W to mean the “entire thing”
I have READ that book with the RED cover. • RED is a color • I used to have a red bicycle when I was little. • READ, when pronounced like the color red, is the past tense of READ. • I read 2 books last week. Memory Trick: Remember that READ is spelled the same as its present tense pronunciation READ.
We went SIGHT-seeing at many historical SITES. I would like to CITE the travel guide that inspired that trip. • SIGHT-act of seeing; something that is seen • The Grand Canyon is a sight worth the trip. • SITE-location or position • This historical site is so enormous. • CITE-to quote or refer to • You need to cite your source in a research paper. MEMORY TRICK: The siGHt of Glendale Heights is amazing. Should I visit that web SIte? Could ICIte you as a source?
I THREW the ball THROUGH my neighbor’s window. Uh-oh. • THROUGH-passing from one side to the other; by means of • Please walk through the library very quietly. • Nolan Ryan pitched baseballs through the strike zone at more than 100 miles per hour. • THREW-past tense of throw • He threw many different pitches every game. Memory Trick: Just change the “o” in throw in order to make threw.